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This was a question of Federer too much

a Few days until the Start of the Australian Open, where Roger Federer a rare hat-Trick. In an Interview to CNN, which was realized during his training camp in Dubai in December, estimates that the winner of the years 2017 and 2018, his chances thus: "Am I confident? I don't know, but I feel good, I have trained well, had a good year, I still enjoy the game and have won the last two Australian Open."

And further: "I should go with self-confidence into the tournament. I love Australia, Melbourne, there is so much that connects me with the place. The legends from this country, the Coaches I had, Tony Roche, Peter Carter, you have inspired me incredibly, and were so important in my life."

Soon the conversation turned to Carter, Federer's youth coach, was once came to Old Boys Basel, in order to play Interclub, and in the case of the Federer hours. The man from Adelaide has discovered, Federer, at almost the same time as his close friend Cahill, Darren discovered a certain Lleyton Hewitt.

death on the honeymoon

Federer recalls: "you have called then. Peter said, I have this special boy that I train, and Darren said the same thing about Lleyton. We played with 14 against, with 16 -, 18 -, 20-and won later both Majors and the world number 1. Who would have thought? Peter was a very important Person in my life, if I can say today thank you for my technology, thanks to Peter deserves."

Even before Federer was able to retrieve its full potential, came to Carter but in a traffic accident during their honeymoon in South Africa died. The question of the reporter, what would have thought his Mentor, if he would like to see Federer with 20 Grand Slam titles, was too much: "Sorry," said Federer, head bowed, on the verge of crying. And a little later: "I hope he would be proud of. He didn't want me to turn my Talent to do that, and it was like a Wake-up call for me when he died. I started to train really hard."


Created: 07.01.2019, 15:02 PM

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